Course news: Interdisciplinary art history: Studying paintings from different perspectives

Deborah Nord

This year, Bridget Alsdorf, associate professor of art and archaeology, taught two courses on 19th-century French painting: “Painting and Literature in 19th-Century France and England,” co-taught with Deborah Nord, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, and “Self and Society in 19th-Century French Painting.”

While students in both courses examined paintings of the past, the courses’ interdisciplinary approach to art history helped students from a variety of academic backgrounds gain a better understanding of 19th-century art and its application to their lives today.

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